Did you know that over 90% of American homes regularly use microwave ovens for meal preparation?
A microwave is a form of non-ionizing radiation. As a matter of contrast, ionizing radiation changes the electromagnetic nature of atoms, or ionizes them. This alters the way they interact with other atoms and molecules around them. X-rays, gamma radiation, and nuclear medicine (CT scans, barium swallows, and mammograms) are types of ionizing radiation. Your food is being zapped by high-frequency waves of heat, and some people argue that this radiation can be harmful to your health.
The Dangers of Electromagnetic Radiation (EMF)
Heating your food in the microwave can strip away its original nutrients. What may have started as a nutritious plate of food has now evolved into “dead food” due to the dielectric heating of microwaves. The water molecules rotate rapidly in the microwave and in the food in high frequencies which creates molecular friction and heats up your food. This causes the molecular structure in your food to change, and as a result diminishes the nutrient content in the food.
The powerful bacteria-fighting agents in breast milk are also destroyed by microwave heating. Microwaving at low temperatures also dramatically decreased lysozyme activity and also promoted the growth of harmful bacteria for babies.
Microwaves have been shown to affect foods in these ways:
Reduce levels of vitamin B 12 Vitamin B 12 is essential for red blood cell formation, preventing anemia, and a healthy nervous system.
Decrease flavonoids by 97%! Flavonoids have anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and anti-microbial properties.
Break down bacteria-digesting enzymes in breast milk Babies rely on enzymes from breast milk to establish a healthy inner ecosystem that digests food, absorbs nutrients and protects against pathogens.
Lower levels of sinapic acid derivatives Sinapic acids scavenge for and neutralize free radicals, cancer-causing agents in your body.
Decrease antibody levels in breast milk Antibodies in mother’s milk protect babies from infections.
MICROWAVES CREATE CARCINOGENS IN FOOD
When you head foods that are wrapped in plastic in the microwave, you can create carcinogens in the food. The plastic containers used to heat these microwave meals have been found to release the carcinogens along with other harmful toxins into your food which is then absorbed by your body.
It is also believed that we do not get all the nutrition from the food that we heat up we lose all the minerals and vitamins.
It can cause memory, concentration, emotional instability, and a decrease of intelligence.
You should be aware of the diseases that you could get so you should reduce or minimize the use of microwave when It comes the benefits from food to our system.